Answered By: Deborah L. Heller
Last Updated: Aug 22, 2019     Views: 423

Legislative histories of New York Laws are called the Bill Jackets. Some may be available on Westlaw and Lexis

Pace Law Library has New York State Bill Jackets for the following years: 1962, c. 602 and 1975-1982 (on microfilm), and 1983+ (on microfiche). 

New York Bill Jackets may also be accessed at the New York State Library at Bill, Veto and Recall Jackets. Bill jackets for 1995-2016 are available online from the New York State Archives. For years prior to 1995, contact the libraries listed

For more information about New York Legislative History, consult the Legislative History Research Guide: New York State by Gail Whittemore, call us at 914-422-4208 or submit your question via ASK US.

A guide on how to conduct New York state legislative history research is available at Legislative History of a New York State Law: A Tutorial and Guide to Library Sources